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Chinatowns. Isaiah Donovan1B Keeon Thomas LaQuanna Carney. History of chinatown. The San Francisco Chinatown is one of the oldest and largest Chinatown in North America. Chinatowns were formed on all of the west coast by victoria in the mid 1900s.

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Isaiah Donovan1B

Keeon Thomas

LaQuanna Carney

History of chinatown

History of chinatown

  • The San Francisco Chinatown is one of the oldest and largest Chinatown in North America.

  • Chinatowns were formed on all of the west coast by victoria in the mid 1900s.

  • Then later in the 1900s Chinatowns began popping up in Africa, Vancouver, Australia (after the discovery of gold)

  • Males dominated Chinatowns population because of the laws that banned the importation of Chinese wives because of Yellow Peril

What is the purpose

What Is The Purpose?

  • The purpose for them to establish land where they did is first they had discovered Gold at the Sutter's Mill, California location, during 1840’s.

  • Also another purpose is that the Chinese contract laborers landed in Hawaii to build homeland here.

  • Now Chinatowns serve more as tourist attraction museums.



Why do they happen

Why Do They Happen

  • Laws were made to reduce Chinese from entering the United States.

  • Majority of the population was composed of men.


Why do you think chinese immigrants form these places

Why do you think Chinese immigrants form these places

  • Racial Tension

  • Didn’t fit in

  • Majority of the Chinese couldn’t afford to move anywhere else.


About china town

About China Town

  • China Towns business is made, by importing and exporting goods.

  • With more than 800,000 people, San Francisco is one of the largest cities on the Pacific Coast of the United States. It also has one of the largest Asian American populations on the mainland of the United States. About 265,000 people of Chinese, Japanese, Philippine, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese ancestry live in the city.

Chinatowns in the past

Chinatowns in the past

  • The Chinatowns in the past were dirty, filled with crime and gangs.

  • The most notorious crime ever recorded was the Golden Dragon Massacre.

  • The first Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association. During the civil rights movement of the 1960s, San Francisco's Chinatown was also at the center for Chinese-American activism and politics, which was militant, as well as major gang activity with the emergence of the notorious WahChing.


Chinatown in new york city

Chinatown in New York City

  • The New York City Metropolitan Area contains the largest ethnic Chinese population outside of Asia

  • The first Chinese immigrants came to Lower Manhattan around 1870, looking for the "gold"

  • However, the Chinese Exclusion Act, which went into effect in 1882, caused a loss in the number of Chinese who immigrated to New York and the rest of the United States

Chinatown in san fransico

Chinatown in San Fransico

  • The first, and one of the largest, most prominent and highly visited Chinatowns in the Americas is San Francisco's Chinatown, which is predominantly Cantonese-speaking

  • Founded around 1850, Chinatown was destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

  • The Earthquake lasted about Forty two seconds

  • The San Francisco Chinatown hosts the largest Chinese New Year parade in the Americ


Chinatown in quebec

Chinatown in Quebec

  • There was a Chinatown on Côte d'Abraham in Quebec City, but AutorouteDufferin-Montmorency cuts through what was once its location

  • The first Chinese residents arrived in the late 19th Century

  • Most Chinese in the area operated business catering to their own, opium dens, mah-jongg, and Chineselaundries

  • The separatist movement caused many to leave in the 1980s and 1990s. Some restaurants and a few Chinese residents remain. Most have moved to Montreal or Toronto



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